by betsi432000 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:07 PM
We are back from today's surgery consult at UPMC (Pittsburgh). They made a good case for surgery and I am feeling more confident yet scared. My husband chose to schedule it asap. He felt I grilled the physician a bit too thoroughly--yet it is a huge decision with significant consequences. This is the first glimmer of hope since diagnosis --it feels like we are at the top of the roller coaster again. We lost a son after an aggressive four month effort to save his life at all costs. We have lived with that regret, so this decision has been overlaid with layers of emotion. Thank-you to the many of you that have shared your experiences.
by Helpforhiswife on Sat Jun 30, 2012 03:59 AM
by Joanne54 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 07:10 PM
by dsaas on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:18 AM
My 45 year old husband had the surgery on 05/31/2012 and 06/01/2012. He had early stage adenocarcinoma arising from Barrett's esophagus. I don't think anyone can be completely prepared for this surgery. In my heart, and I am sure my husband feels the same way, I believe the surgery was the only way to give him a second chance.
God bless you both as you move forward.
by mccoy70 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 02:52 PM
It will be two years for me this Friday and I am doing very well. Just wanted your husband to know that there is no such thing as grilling a doctor too thoroughly. My sig other did that and thanks to her grilling , research, asking questions, phone calls and legwork I was able to have a MIS at Sloan Kettering in 2010 with a new doctor at Sloan, Dr. Sarkaria. Wouldn't be here if it weren't for them.
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